Brahma Sunset

The Blue/Gold Partridge Braham Rooster

0001(4)_edited.jpg
tl(41).jpg

The Brahma Partridge Hen Should have good pencilling. 

tl(53).jpg

Notice in this picture to the far right, pencilling is found even in the fluff of the hen.

tl(56).jpg

More distinct pencilling found here on the sides, legs and even the feet. 

tl(51).jpg

The Brahma Chicken is a gorgeous bird with fluffy feathered feet.  It's huge size is the second largest chicken in the world. Hens average weight is around 8 pounds; roosters average 10-12 pounds and are around 26-30 inches tall. With broad shoulders the rooster is impressive in width and height. 

Brahmas are a docile breed.  They are lovable big "teddy bear" chickens, great for kids and families.

 

Brahma roosters serve well as watch dogs, or guardians of the entire flock including those who are not brahmas. Roosters do crow, but in addition they are vocal in the sense that they love attention and will carry on a conversation if you spend time talking to them. They are willing to eat from your hand, be carried, and love treats. These are my favorite choice of chickens as pets because they are so personable. The personality of the brahma chicken is a big as the bird itself. 

Hens are good layers of up to 150 eggs per year.  They can also lay in the winter once they begin to lay. Eggs are a light to medium brown and sometimes have a pinkish bloom. 

Brahma chicks are so much fun! They are cuddly and grow in size quickly. They can be slow to feather and keep down for longer than most chicks. Tail feathers can come in even slower. 

Choosing a good breeding stock, know the American Poutry Association Standard of Perfection. Brahmas are only accepted for show in APA Events in the colors Light, Dark, and Buff. but there are many gorgeous other colors that are still according to SOP and are being worked on to increase numbers in order to be accepted by the APA. 

 

Brahmas are listed on the Livestock Conservancy  List as a recovering breed.  

https://livestockconservancy.org/heritage-breeds/conservation-priority-list/

Aside from the list of APA SOP also look for good penciling in the partridge.  Penciling that carries down to the fluff on the thighs and the feat is a rare and exceptional trait which is bargain to find.  Both rooster and hen should have a pea comb. Males pea comb should be 3 rows evenly serrated, while hens have the middle row taking predominance, although the bumps should also be even. The pea comb on both male and female should be close to the head and firm.

Pure Brahmas will not have vulture hocks. Pure brahmas SOP should have feathering down the legs to the end joint of the outside toe. Do not purchase a bird claiming to be brahma if it does not have thick feet feathers. 

The brahma is a majestic chicken in beauty and size. It is easy to tame and will love to follow you around. They are an American Heritage bird although they show as Asiatic Class. Their origin is from a large fowl that was imported from China, although some say it came from India. The Brahma breed is listed as a hertiage breed because it was developed and refined in the USA and accepted to the APA in 1874

Read More

Penciling shown to the left and above on our gold/blue partridge hens. 

Notice even the feet feathers have penciling. Top inside left and top right inside. 

Penciling of the fluff shown top far left. 

Read More

Penciling shown to the left and above on our gold/blue partridge hens. 

Notice even the feet feathers have penciling. Top inside left and top right inside. 

Penciling of the fluff shown top far left. 

Read More

Penciling shown to the left and above on our gold/blue partridge hens. 

Notice even the feet feathers have penciling. Top inside left and top right inside. 

Penciling of the fluff shown top far left. 

Read More

Penciling shown to the left and above on our gold/blue partridge hens. 

Notice even the feet feathers have penciling. Top inside left and top right inside. 

Penciling of the fluff shown top far left.